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Cosy, Thames-side village inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Half-timbered outside, this Tudor building is a well-preserved reminder of days long gone, with heavy beams, open fires and all the trimmings. It’s been an inn for several centuries; its name possibly derives from regular visits made by King Charles II when visiting Nell Gwynn nearby. Assignations today are firmly rooted in the desire to enjoy the dishes that have gained this Heston Blumenthal-owned pub two AA Rosettes for the distinctly traditional English menu. Diners (restaurant bookings essential, but not for bar meals) may commence with a starter such as Cornish mussels with garlic, apple, cider and parsley; setting the standard for mains like chargrilled Hereford sirloin steak with marrowbone sauce; or roast stone bass fillet with spinach, tomato, shallot and rocket; finishing with apple and plum crumble with vanilla ice cream. The enclosed courtyard is sheltered and there is newly-designed garden and outdoor kitchen open from April each year.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Friday 12-2.15, Saturday 12-2.45, Sunday 12-4.45
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Thursday 6-9.15, Friday to Saturday 6-9.45, Sunday 7-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Courage Best Bitter and Directors, Caledonian Flying Scotsman and Golden XPA, guest ales

Price guide

  • Main course from: £15.95
  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M4 junction 8, A308(M) signed Maidenhead (Central). At next roundabout, right onto A308 signed Bray and Windsor. 0.5 mile, left onto B3028 signed Bray. In village, pub on left

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